Blowin’ in the wind

by chuckofish

Well, spring may still be a way off officially, but severe weather season has arrived in flyover country.

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I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have your house knocked down and all your possessions gone in the blink of an eye.

But the people who live through this kind of event, as in Perryville the other night, always (and rightly) say that they’re glad to be alive and possessions can be replaced.


Tornadoes are a scary reality here in our flyover state. Although we like to run outside whenever the sky turns gray and menacing and yell, “Auntie Em! Auntie Em!”, we take them very seriously.

Anyway, I thought I would recommend an appropriate movie having to do with severe weather, but there really aren’t many good ones. There’s Twister (1996) with the late Bill Paxton…

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I remember there’s a scary scene in Places in the Heart (1984)…


…and who can forget the tornado in Where the Heart Is (2000)?

Well, it was just an idea. It  might be best to veer over to hurricane movies and settle in with Key Largo (1948)–a truly great Bogey and Bacall outing directed by John Huston.


Here’s to blue skies and a tornado-free weekend.

(The first three photos are from,, and